Fire crews called to blaze in derelict Wivenhoe building

Firefighters at the scene of the blaze in an empty building in Station Road, Wivenhoe. Picture: ECFR

Firefighters at the scene of the blaze in an empty building in Station Road, Wivenhoe. Picture: ECFRS - Credit: Archant

Firefighters in Essex were called to a blaze at a derelict building in Wivenhoe late last night.

The incident happened at around 11.45pm at an empty building in Station Road.

One unit from Wivenhoe, one unit from Brightlingsea and two from Colchester attended to the blaze.

On arrival, crews reported that the building, which was around 15m x 30m, was “well alight.”

Incident commander Danny Partridge said: “On arrival, crews were faced with a well developed fire which had engulfed the entire building.


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“Three crews were originally sent to the scene, but on arrival the aerial ladder platform was ordered to help fight the fire from above.”

Crews used two main jets and a hose reel jet, as well as a monitor on the aerial platform to tackle the flames.

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The blaze was extinguished by 1.40am, with crews remaining at the scene for a short time to continue to dampen down the area.

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